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Chipper Jones Injury: Braves Third Baseman Could Be Back On Tuesday

Chipper Jones could make his 2012 season debut on Tuesday against the Houston Astros

March 18, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
March 18, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Braves could be one step closer to getting a much needed shot in the arm for their offense. Chipper Jones had a good workout prior to Monday's game and could be activated before Tuesday's game.

Atlanta's offense struggled mightily in the opening series against the New York Mets and badly need Chipper's bat back in the lineup. Once Chipper is activated all signs point to outfielder Jose Constanza being sent down to Triple A Gwinnett.

Jones has been out of action since the middle of March after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus.

For more on Chipper Jones and the Braves check out Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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